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Childcare Workers in Maine

Is Maine a good place for you to work as a Childcare Worker?

-2% Jobs Projection
$24,030 Median Salary
820 Job Openings

While jobs for Childcare Workers in Maine are decreasing, those who do work in these jobs get paid higher than average.

  • Employment for Childcare Workers in Maine is expected to decrease.

  • Childcare Workers in Maine earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Childcare Workers Work in Maine?

In 2018, there were 2,830 Childcare Workers working in the state.

There were 3,180 Childcare Workers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 350 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 7,890 Childcare Workers working in it, which means Maine has fewer Childcare Workers than average.


Job Projections for Maine

Jobs for Childcare Workers in this state are declining at a rate of 1.5% which is a faster decline than the nationwide estimated projection of 6.9%.


Maine Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 820 annual job openings, and a total of 5,720 jobs for Maine Childcare Workers in 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 189,100 annual jobs and 1,300,900 total jobs in 2026.

What do Childcare Workers Make in Maine?

In 2018 wages for Childcare Workers ranged from $20,820 to $30,860 with $24,030 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $10.01 to $14.84. The median hourly rate was $11.55.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $11.18 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.37.

The median salary in Maine is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top Maine Metros for Childcare Workers

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Childcare Workers.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Portland-South Portland, ME 690 $23,270
Bangor, ME 360 $23,650
Dover-Durham, NH-ME 310 $22,860
Lewiston-Auburn, ME 230 $23,690

Top States for Childcare Workers Employment

The table below shows the states where most Childcare Workers work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 60,460 $26,360
New York 47,260 $26,780
Texas 46,890 $20,070
Florida 30,070 $21,870
Pennsylvania 25,370 $21,270
North Carolina 18,830 $21,540
Ohio 18,630 $20,820
New Jersey 18,490 $24,470
Michigan 17,510 $22,150
Illinois 17,440 $22,380
Georgia 14,790 $19,660
Virginia 14,410 $22,210
Massachusetts 13,300 $27,680
Missouri 12,930 $21,550
Minnesota 11,830 $24,150
Kentucky 11,340 $19,840
Arizona 10,450 $23,930
Tennessee 9,660 $19,760
Connecticut 9,490 $25,720
Nebraska 9,090 $22,510

Below are the states where Childcare Workers get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
District of Columbia $30,880
Massachusetts $27,680
Vermont $27,600
Washington $27,270
Alaska $26,930
Colorado $26,880
New York $26,780
California $26,360
Connecticut $25,720
Rhode Island $25,280


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